Our Favorite Makeup for Fair Skin TonesJuly 22, 2020
Work With Your UndertonesIt’s also super important to take your undertone into consideration because if you choose a makeup product that’s too warm for your cool undertones, it’ll look slightly off.
Editor’s tip: If you need help figuring it out, try these three tricks for identifying your skin’s undertone.
To help you stock your makeup bag with everything from foundations with neutral undertones to the perfect sheer blush, I’m rounding up my favorite makeup products for people with fair skin, ahead.
To avoid looking too orange or too yellow, finding a foundation that offers light shades with a variety of undertones is key. That’s why I love the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. The line includes fair options for cool, neutral and warm undertones. Plus, a little goes a long way with this formula, so you’ll have plenty of coverage without looking cakey.
The wrong rouge can take you from natural-looking to clown-like in a matter of seconds. The solution? Pick up this gel-cream blush that blends out into a super sheer tint. Start out slow with a small dab of product and gradually add more to get a larger color payoff.
Want to give some warmth to your complexion? Try this IT Cosmetics bronzer. It’s perfect for adding a bit of dimension and color to your face without making you appear orange or muddy. The compact has a gradient of brown shades, so you can customize your intensity, from a subtle glow to a summertime bronze.
While I love a bold, bright eyeshadow look, my everyday eye makeup typically ends up more neutral. With 16 pans, this palette can help you create pretty much any makeup vibe from a light, shimmery nude eye to deeper, smoky brown looks. Plus, the nude shades work well on every undertone and complexion, including those with fair skin.
In need of a nude, natural lippie? This option from L’Oréal Paris has you covered. Coconut is a peachy, pink shade that provides a sheer wash of color that will lend a subtle hue to your pout without washing you out. What’s more, the formula is super hydrating and nourishing.
A great red lip is one of the best accessories for those with fair skin tones. And this bright and fun red shade from IT Cosmetics is my current go-to. The formula is available in both a cream and matte finish, minimizes the appearance of lip wrinkles and has a plumping effect.
Those with fair skin tones know that black eyeliner can oftentimes be too harsh. Instead opt for a brown eyeliner, which is a bit softer but can still add the drama to your makeup look. The Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Demolition is a rich, matte brown that’s perfect for a dramatic winged eyeliner or a subtle smudged out look.
To get that lit-from-within, natural-looking glow, it’s best to use a soft highlighter. Steer clear of pinky and overly bronzy highlighters because they can appear way too stark on your complexion. Instead, reach for something like the Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand Liquid Highlighter in Spotlight, which is a soft gold shade that isn’t overpowering.